Gardaí, Blennerville NS And Others Help With Adam And Grace’s Fundraising

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Blennerville NS senior infants pupils with Adam Roche and his sister Grace with Garda Mary Gardiner, Garda Niall O’Connor, Garda Cathy Murphy and Principal of St Brendan’s NS Robbie O’Connell, Louise Brassil and Anne Marie O’Connor supporting World Haemophilia Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

YOUNG Adam Roche got to don a garda uniform on Friday at Blennerville NS as members of the force helped him raise funds for the Irish Haemophilia Society.

Adam and his twin sister Grace live with haemophilia — but Adam suffers from a more severe form of the condition — and the school decided to do something to raise awareness of the condition before they broke up for the Easter holidays.

“All pupils are wearing red to support the Irish Haemophilia Society, so they brought in a suggested €2 donation. The event was organised by Adam and Grace’s mom Rebecca,” said Principal of the school Robbie O’Connell.

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“The school has been fantastic with the lads to show their support for the Society,” said Rebecca. “They take great care of Adam here, but without making him feel like he’s being singled out for special attention, which is fantastic. I know he is being well taken care of which gives me great peace of mind while he enjoys a normal childhood,” she added.

Adam Roche and his sister Grace with Garda Mary Gardiner, Garda Niall O’Connor, Garda Cathy Murphy and Principal of St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville, Robbie O’Connell. Photo by Dermot Crean

It wasn’t the only fundraiser organised by Rebecca this week for the Society. The Tralee Musical Society member wore red on Monday before rehearsals for ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ and a group from Claire’s Slimming World also did the same to raise funds.

Members of Tralee Musical Society wearing red to support the Irish Haemophilia Society.

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